6 Keys To The Best Social Media Platform For Business

Startup Professionals Musings

An all-too-common question I get from startups and small businesses is “Which is the right social media platform for my business?” Is it Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or one of the other 200 active platforms vying for attention these days?

7 Keys To Using Social Media to Kickstart Your Brand

Startup Professionals Musings

The classic example from several years ago was United Airlines not staying tuned in to social media, resulting in a unrecoverable customer problem causing great damage to their reputation, escalating to countless articles , and even a book, “ United Breaks Guitars.”

7 Steps To A Winning Social Media Marketing Campaign

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay Most startups, and many big businesses, still don’t have a clue on how to use social media productively for marketing their business. Social Marketology ,” outlined the best set of steps I have seen so far for this current world: Focus on desired outcomes first.

Social Media Platform Greenfly Raises $8.5 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Greenfly, a developer of a social media engagement program, raised an $8.5 million Series B round led by Alpha Edison

How Facebook Videos Can Boost Your Social Media Campaign

Tech.Co

We think a good place to start with this topic is on the subject of social media. Social media is popular. Using video for social media marketing is a powerful tool for building your brand and reaching your clients. Create for Social.

7 Keys To Optimizing Your Investment In Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Pixabay If you are a business owner today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. One of the original classics, “ How to Make Money with Social Media ” by Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah, Ph.D.,

LiveXLive's Slacker Launches Social Media Influencer Station

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West Hollywood-based LiveXLive Media , the parent company of Slacker Radio , said today that Heard Well , a record label which is "powered by social tastemakers", will launch a new station on its platform. The new station will be hosted by "social influencers" and focus on spotlighting emerging artists from the online creator comunity. livexlive slacker radio social media influencer record tastemaker station

The Convergence of Social Media & Traditional Radio

Eric Greenspan

What I mean by this is we do radio better by building it around the web, social media and traditional marketing strategies alongside, behind and wrapped around our radio shows. For one, we built a following by using Facebook and Twitter and other social networking sites.

7 Keys To Hard Hitting Social Media Use For Business

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. In a classic one I read a while back, “ How to Make Money with Social Media ” by Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah, Ph.D.,

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Win More With Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

An all-too-common question I get from startups and small businesses is “Which is the right social media platform for my business?” Is it Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or one of the other 200 active platforms vying for attention these days?

7 Tips On Maximizing Social Media Returns At Low Cost

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. One of the classics, “ How to Make Money with Social Media ” by Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah, Ph.D., Pick the right platform for your business.

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel: Fake News Is Social Media's Fault

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CEO Evan Spiegel blames social media --implying, indirectly, Facebook--for the phenomenon of "fake news", saying that personalized newsfeeds have revolutionized the way people share and consume content but at a "huge cost to facts, our minds and the entire media industry." Spiegl says Snapchat--unlike others--is working with media companies to make sure they can also profit off the content they produce for its Discover platform.

6 Insights On Social Media Trends You Need To Know

Startup Professionals Musings

Isn’t it frustrating to think you finally understand something in business, like marketing with social media, only to realize that the landscape changed while you were looking at other priorities? In a classic book on social media by Jim Tobin, “ Earn It.

Every Startup Needs Six Social Media Initiatives

Startup Professionals Musings

An all-too-common question I get from startups and small businesses is “Which is the right social media platform for my business?” Is it Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or one of the other 200 active platforms vying for attention these days?

5 Tips For Startups To Win With Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Social media is so pervasive in today’s world that every entrepreneur believes instinctively that they know how to use it for their startup. When it comes to social media for your business, expect a high learning curve, but rest assured it’s not rocket science.

Entrepreneurs Must Measure ROI On Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. One I read a while back, “ How to Make Money with Social Media ” by Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah, Ph.D.,

Fanattac Gets $1M, Tackles Social Media, Music

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Hollywood-based Fanattac , a developer of an online, social media platform which looks to connect music fans and artists, has raised $1M in a funding round. fanattac social media music venture capital funding

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 25: Social Media Platform Greenfly Raises $8.5 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Social media platform Greenfly raises $8.5 million; Songtradr raises $4 million in Series A funding round; and Apple launches patient health records app in Los Angeles

Fan Appz Launch Social Media Marketing Product

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Los Angeles-based Fan Appz , which is headed by Jon Siegal, said today that it has launched a new social media marketing product. The firm said its Personalized Marketing Platform is aimed at brand, to help them turn their fans into customers. Fan Appz said it differs from other, social media marketing products because it is focused on helping brands close a sale. fanappz appz social media marketing software service

7 Keys to Positive Results Utilizing Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Most startups, and many big businesses, still don’t have a clue on how to use social media productively for marketing their business. Social Marketology ,” outlined the best set of steps I have seen so far for the new world: Focus on desired outcomes first.

GotCast Plans Spinoff Website For Social Media Contests

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Santa Monica-based GotCast , the online casting site run by Alec Shankman, told its users today that it is gearing up to launch a new, spin-off website for its social media contest platform. gotcast casting talent hollywood content mediablastr social media newtorking

Is Your Use Of Social Media For Marketing Working?

Startup Professionals Musings

Isn’t it frustrating to think you finally understand something in business, like marketing with social media, only to realize that the landscape changed while you were looking at other priorities? In a recent book on social media by Jim Tobin, “ Earn It.

BackAtYou.com Takes On Social Media Marketing

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Los Angeles-based BackAtYou.com , a new startup headed by former SodaHead.com founder Michael Glazer, launched itself Wednesday, saying it is providing a self-service platform to help business owners and marketers to create, launch, and analyze social media marketing campaigns and promotions. backatyou startup sodahead social media marketing technology tools

Social Media School - Beginners

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, June 28, 2012 -- Social Media School - Beginners. It's time to dive into the social media world. If you have been wondering about social media and how to get involved , this is the class for you. Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Google+ and other platforms are reviewed in this interactive class. Email Amani@woodsidemediagroup.com.

What You Could Learn from @John About Teens and Social Media

Both Sides of the Table

It was sort of an anti Secret or YikYak that become bullying platforms due to their anonymity and cruel crowd-enraged mob behavior. When most people think of John Shahidi two words come to mind. Bieber & Mayweather.

Social Media 201

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 -- Social Media 201. Join us for an immersive journey into advanced social media and how it can help you personally and professionally. We teach you how to use advanced platforms such as IFTTT, Quora, Paper.li and others to thrive personally and professionally. Email Amani@woodsidemediagroup.com.

Fan Appz Launches Social Media Marketing Product

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Fan Appz , which is headed by Jon Siegal, said today that it has launched a new social media marketing product. The firm said its Personalized Marketing Platform is aimed at brand, to help them turn their fans into customers. Fan Appz said it differs from other, social media marketing products because it is focused on helping brands close a sale. service software marketing media social appz fanappz

Advanced Social Media School

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 -- Advanced Social Media School. It's time to take your social media knowledge to the next level. Attend class and learn about ifttt, paper.li, Quora, Rebel Mouse, Glossi, Dropbox, the Google Office Suite and other platforms and apps. This will make you more productive in your personal and professional lives. Email Amani@woodsidemediagroup.com.

7 Steps to Productive Business Use of Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Most startups, and many big businesses, still don’t have a clue on how to use social media productively for marketing their business. Obviously, the platforms and how you use social media would be different for lead generation versus service and support.

Social Media School - Intermediate

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 -- Social Media School - Intermediate. Come and enjoy the second part of Social Media School. Take a deep dive in platforms such as paper.li, ifttt, quora, Facebook Insights, Delicio.us and others and learn how they can enhance your personal and professional life. Email Amani@woodsidemediagroup.com.

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

TechCrunch LA

Meanwhile, new venture-backed companies like the superstealthy Shadows, SuperPlastic and Toonstar are all developing virtual characters that will launch via social media channels like Snap and Instagram, or on their own platforms.

How To Begin Using Social Media In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

When my friend’s small business was struggling a while back, I suggested he add some social media marketing initiatives, and his answer was that he was “too busy.” Currently, social media is the least used of all customer interaction methods.

Social Media School -

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, May 31, 2012 -- Social Media School. It's time to stop wondering about the best ways to use Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Quora, Pinterest and other social platforms for personal and professional use. Come to Social Media School with Woodside Media Group and Fifty and Five and learn numerous best practices.

The Old Ways Of Social Media Marketing Are Broken

Startup Professionals Musings

Isn’t it frustrating to think you understand something new in business, like marketing with social media, only to realize that the landscape changed while you were looking at other priorities? Where are the young social media users going?

Social Media School

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 -- Social Media School. Social Media School is in session. We will teach you how to maximize Twitter, Facebook, Google Reader, Pinterest, Evernote, Tumblr and all emerging platforms in your personal and professional life. We will teach you how to manage the information through one platform and distribute it via the same channels. This is the beginners class.